Nugan Estate is dedicated to producing premium wines from estate grown vineyards across Australia.

The Winery

Nugan Estate winery dedicated to producing premium estate grown wines from the best vineyards across Australia.

Indeed, Nugan Estate is one of Australia’s best Winemakers recognised with 42 Trophys, and over 1,500 Medals including 206 Gold Medals.   Producing the best wines did not just happen overnight. In fact, it was the single focus right from the beginning. James Halliday and Huon Hooke, Australia’s most respected wine-writers, praised Nugan Estate’s rise stating; Halliday: “Nugan Estate has arrived on the scene like a whirlwind…”; and Hooke: “… the Nugans stand out for their dedication and the great value their wines represent.”

Nugan Estate produces wines from vineyards in Australia’s finest wine growing regions of Riverina in New South Wales and King Valley in Victoria.  In addition, Nugan Estate sources premium quality grape from the renowned McLaren Vale and Coonawarra region’s of South Australia.

Nugan Estate is one of Australia’s Top 20 Wine Exporters and is complemented by six labels: Nugan Estate, a best of the regions collection from Australia’s finest wine growing regions; Italian Series,  dedicated to our European family history, embody a passion for the traditional Italian varietals; Cookoothama, the family’s label dedicated to providing quality wines that consistently over deliver on value; and the Talinga Park, Third Generation and Personality labels, which take advantage of Nugan Estate’s premium wine making practices to provide the consumer with superior quality wine at an affordable price.

Nugan Estate’s labels have been well received internationally, continually being awarded numerous accolades.

Matthew Nugan and his team are proud to distribute their wines around the world always ensuring they benefit from being estate grown and made with the utmost care to meet the family’s mantra of over-delivering on quality and value.

The Winemaker

There is a good reason why Nugan Estate produce the best wine’s and continue to win so many awards. Daren Owers, Chief Winemaker regularly walks the vineyards to make sure that the quality of the grapes is maintained at the highest level. He then personally is involved in each stage of winemaking ensuring that the grapes are respected, and wine produced is the best.

Since becoming Chief Winemaker, Daren has collected numerous Trophies from around the world. He was also the 2004 Wine Society’s Young Wine Maker of the Year (Member Choice).

Many are shocked to know Daren was only 26 when he was first appointed Nugan Estate’s Chief Winemaker.  But those who know Daren, are aware he is a talented man, mature beyond his years, who has been mentored by Michelle Nugan since joining the business at the age of 19. Today, Daren works closely with Matthew Nugan and continue in the family tradition of producing the best wines.

Responsible for all Nugan Estate’s labels, Daren’s vision is to continue producing quality wines utilising premium fruit from vineyards in McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, King Valley and Riverina regions.

Cellar door and winery

Nugan Estate’s cellar door is housed at its Winery in Griffith, NSW, Australia.

Make an appointment for a personalized wine tasting experience.

To ensure we give you our utmost attention, please telephone us to arrange your cellar door tasting in advance. Appointments are essential for groups.

Our vineyard and wine region

Premium grapes are the reason why Nugan Estate wines are the best. When only the best is accepted, Nugan Estate will source from family vineyards that are found in the finest wine growing regions of Australia.

Nugan Estate has ensured that all vineyards are located in the best micro-climates and are fully drip irrigated. Further, that highly qualified viticultural teams use the latest technology married with traditional handling to ensure the highest quality fruit.

Nugan Estate vineyards are based in the King Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Riverina regions.